Fundraiser is going well at MCSA
When it comes to raising money for MCSA, I’m reminded of the saying: How do you eat an elephant?
As nearly everyone knows, the answer is: One mouthful at a time.
That seems like the perfect description for MCSA’s annual Letter-A-Thon, which was kicked off last month by the members of our board and is underway. When it comes to Letter-A-Thon, donations of $25, $50 or $100 add up in a big way for MCSA. And they are coming in every day.
To those who have already made a donation, we say: Thank you.
And to everyone else, we ask that you consider making a donation to MCSA.
In 2011, its inaugural year, the letter-writing campaign raised a little more than $24,000. Money is still coming in this year and the campaign is at 90 percent of last year’s total. It gives us reason to think the campaign may raise even more money this year.
Another reason for optimism: The average amount donated is up 6.4 percent so far this year over donations made last year.
And it’s not too late to donate. Checks may be addressed to MCSA and mailed to MCSA, 312 Iowa Ave. Muscatine IA 52761. In the memo line of the check, it is helpful if you write: Letter-A-Thon.
The money donated is used to help fund the three shelters operated at MCSA, along with a number of programs and other services offered for residents.
We would never decline a large gift from anyone who wants to make such a donation. But during this holiday season, we would welcome any donation -- no matter how small. Every check helps us take another bite out of that fundraising elephant.